LeadHers

Ventures LeadHers is a confidence-building program for all women who are students, staff and alumni across all disciplines at UQ. 

Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to grow your leadership capabilities, build connections and gain the confidence to take your first steps in your entrepreneurial and leadership journey. 

Applications for Ventures LeadHers are now closed.

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As part of the Ventures LeadHers online program you will:

  • increase your self-awareness and reflection skills
  • understand elements that undermine your confidence and how to combat them
  • hear from inspiring speakers
  • build your skills through practical workshop sessions
  • learn strategies and actions to increase your confidence to lead 
  • have access to resources and networks to support your development after the program finishes.

Throughout five weeks, the Ventures LeadHers program will be delivered online only, including self-paced activities and peer mentoring.

Program: 3-5pm, Tuesday 4 October to Tuesday 1 November 2022

  • Session 1. Tuesday 4 October, 3-5pm, Being you with confidence
    Join a guest speaker as they share their insights to find your own confidence.
  • Session 2. Tuesday 11 October, 3-5pm, Communicate with confidence
    In this interactive workshop we will explore how we can become more persuasive, clear and confident communicators.
  • Session 3. Tuesday 18 October, 4-6pm, Connect with confidence
    Join a guest speaker as they share their insights to build stronger relationships and connect with confidence.
  • Session 4. Tuesday 25 October, 3-5pm, Innovate with confidence
    The ability to solve complex problems and innovate are key skills for leaders in a rapidly changing world. In this practical session, we'll explore how to confidently foster innovation individually and in the teams we lead.
  • Session 5. Tuesday 1 November, 3-5pm, Step up with confidence
    Join a guest speaker as they share their experience of stepping into a leadership role and how you can take the next step in your own career.

All resources used throughout the program will be shared with the Ventures LeadHers community. 

As part of the Ventures LeadHers in-person program you will:

  • increase your self-awareness and reflection skills
  • understand elements that undermine your confidence and how to combat them
  • hear from inspiring speakers
  • build your skills through practical workshop sessions
  • learn strategies and actions to increase your confidence to lead 
  • have access to resources and networks to support your development after the program finishes.

Throughout five weeks, the Ventures LeadHers program will be delivered face-to-face only, including self-paced activities and peer mentoring.

Program: 10am-12pm, Thursday 4 August to Thursday 1 September 2022

  • Session 1. Thursday 4 August, 10am-12pm, Being you with confidence
    Join a guest speaker as they share their insights to find your own confidence.
  • Session 2. Tuesday 9 August, 10am-12pm, Communicate with confidence
    In this interactive workshop we will explore how we can become more persuasive, clear and confident communicators.
  • Session 3. Thursday 18 August, 10am-12pm, Connect with confidence
    Join a guest speaker as they share their insights to build stronger relationships and connect with confidence.
  • Session 4. Thursday 25 August, 10am-12pm, Innovate with confidence
    The ability to solve complex problems and innovate are key skills for leaders in a rapidly changing world. In this practical session, we'll explore how to confidently foster innovation individually and in the teams we lead.
  • Session 5. Thursday 1 September, 10am-12pm, Step up with confidence
    Join a guest speaker as they share their experience of stepping into a leadership role and how you can take the next step in your own career.

All resources used throughout the program will be shared with the Ventures LeadHers community. 

Join us for a one-day LeadHers program for PhD candidates and graduates.

The day will feature interactive workshops, guest speakers and co-current sessions on topical issues for women leaders. 

As part of the Ventures LeadHers PhD program you will:

  • increase your self-awareness and reflection skills
  • be part of a community of women researchers supporting each other beyond the program
  • discover alternative career paths beyond academia
  • network and learn from leading women researchers
  • gain tools to understand how to overcome confidence related challenges

Program: Tuesday 7 June 2022, 9am-4pm

In-person program
Program starts Thursday 4 August 2022
Program ends Thursday 1 September 2022
Applications close Friday 29 July 2022, 5pm

Online program
Program starts Tuesday 4 October 2022
Program ends Tuesday 1 November 2022
Applications close Monday 26 September 2022, 12pm

PhD program
One day program Tuesday 7 June 2022

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In-person and online program

Ventures LeadHers is open to all women who are students, staff, and recent alumni from all backgrounds and levels at UQ. To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • a current UQ student, staff member or young alumni (graduated in the last 10 years)
  • be ready to build your knowledge and skills
  • commit to attending all five weekly workshops

PhD program

Ventures LeadHers is open to all women who are UQ PhD candidates and PhD alumni from all backgrounds. To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • a current UQ PhD or PhD alumnus
  • be ready to build your knowledge and skills
  • commit to attending all five weekly workshops

In-person program
Applications close Friday 29 July 2022, 5pm

Online program
Applications close Monday 26 September 2022, 12pm

PhD Program
Applications close Tuesday 31 May, 12pm

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